It’s the end of the year, and January is almost here! Is it one of your resolutions to learn to cook more? If so, then that promise to yourself is easier to achieve than you think! Although you think that all crab cakes are broiled, that’s a common misconception. Baking your next tray’s worth of Maryland-style crab cakes is a tremendous way to make them more presentable, more delicious, and yes, healthier as well.
The Ingredients You Need
Creating homemade crab cakes doesn’t have to be a daunting task – again, we can provide them for you ahead of time. Even though family gatherings will continue to look unusual in the coming months, you can still wow everyone under your roof. For one thing, you’re going to need some tasty ingredients to make sure that the crab cakes will come out delicious and filling at the same time!
- 1 egg and 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- Juice from 1 lemon
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
- 8 ounces of crabmeat
- ½ cup whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs
- 2 cloves of minced garlic
- ½ a minced jalapeno
- 1 chopped green onion
- Either olive oil or oil spray
- ½ cup of nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Quick Tips for Preparation
Now that you know what you need, let’s talk about how to prepare your crab cakes before it is time to put them in the oven. Baking a batch of crab cakes is surprisingly easy, and let’s find out why! After you get all of your ingredients, heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Grab a large bowl and whisk the eggs, mustard, lemon juice, paprika, and black pepper. Then you’ve got to add the crab, garlic, jalapeno, and green onion. The bread crumbs should be stirred in as gently as possible to combine everything without making a big mess.
The mixture should then be formed into a set of 8 patties and then carefully place them on a baking sheet that is already lined with either parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Brush or spray each crab cake with some olive oil before you continue. Bake for 15 minutes until lightly golden; pull them out of the oven and serve them up with some yummy sauce!
COSTAS INN: YOUR SEAFOOD DESTINATION
Costas Inn has been a Baltimore tradition since 1971. You may recognize our restaurant, which was recently featured on the Food Network with Michael Symon on Burgers, Brew, and ‘Que! We were also voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today, as well as #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our 9 appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass.
You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for any time eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area! You can also get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube!